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Frontiers of Pleasure: Models of Aesthetic Response in Archaic and Classical Greek Thought

Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199798322
eISBN:
9780199950393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199798322.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book calls into question a number of influential modern notions regarding aesthetics by going back to the very beginnings of aesthetic thought in Greece and raising critical issues about Greek ... More


Functional Beauty in the Aesthetic Tradition

Glenn Parsons and Allen Carlson

in Functional Beauty

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199205240
eISBN:
9780191709296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205240.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter discusses a tradition, now obscured, that of associated aesthetic pleasure with functionality and related concepts, such as utility. The aim in describing this tradition and some aspects ... More


Coda

Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi

in Frontiers of Pleasure: Models of Aesthetic Response in Archaic and Classical Greek Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199798322
eISBN:
9780199950393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199798322.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This short, concluding chapter sheds light on the differences between modern and ancient Greek aesthetics regarding, in particular, the conceptualization of aesthetic response. According to the ... More


The Poets' War

Frederick C. Beiser

in Diotima's Children: German Aesthetic Rationalism from Leibniz to Lessing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573011
eISBN:
9780191722202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573011.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on one of the most famous episodes in German cultural history in the early 18th century: Gottsched's bitter quarrel with the Swiss aestheticians J. J. Bodmer and J. J. ... More


The Fine and the Beautiful

Christopher Janaway

in Images of Excellence: Plato's Critique of the Arts

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237921
eISBN:
9780191597800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237928.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Considers the role Plato assigns to beauty, and whether for him beauty is connected with what we now call ‘aesthetic pleasure’. The Greek kalon, often translated as ‘beautiful’, can also be rendered ... More


G. E. Moore, Hedonist?

Fred Feldman

in Pleasure and the Good Life: Concerning the Nature Varieties and Plausibility of Hedonism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199265169
eISBN:
9780191601385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926516X.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Hedonism's ‘plasticity’ is a major theme of the book. By this, the author means its capacity to take many forms. Pursues this theme by showing that it is possible to construct a form of hedonism that ... More


It Must Be Abstract

John Guillory

in Pleasure and Change: The Aesthetics of Canon

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195309355
eISBN:
9780199850860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309355.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on John Guillory's response to Frank Kermode's lectures. Guillory begins with the ways in which he agrees with Kermode: that literary criticism is “curiously troubled discipline ... More


Everyday Aesthetics and Design

Jane Forsey

in The Aesthetics of Design

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199964369
eISBN:
9780199333233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964369.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

Chapter 4 signals a departure: design has thus far been considered from within the tradition of philosophical aesthetics to demonstrate that it is an aesthetic object worthy of attention. But design ... More


An Ideology of Diversity, Eclecticism, and Pleasure

Jann Pasler

in Composing the Citizen: Music as Public Utility in Third Republic France

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257405
eISBN:
9780520943872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257405.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter examines the aesthetic pleasure that became linked to serious art music. It focuses on charm and pleasure, which led to a revival of interest in feminine values and new debates over what ... More


Arts, Crafts, and the Production of Pleasure

Christopher Janaway

in Images of Excellence: Plato's Critique of the Arts

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237921
eISBN:
9780191597800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237928.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Argues that Plato has the beginnings of a conception of aesthetic pleasure, but that he does not use it to assign autonomous value to the arts. In his Gorgias, Plato argues that rhetoric and music ... More


Rationally Agential Pleasure? A Kantian Proposal

Keren Gorodeisky

in Pleasure: A History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190225100
eISBN:
9780190225131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190225100.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that, on Kant’s account, aesthetic pleasure is an exercise of rational agency insofar as, when proper, (1) it involves consciousness of its ground (the reasons for having it) and ... More


The Courtesan and the Origins of the Nāṭyaśāstra: From Ars Erotica to Ars Theatrica

Sanjay K. Gautam

in Foucault and the Kamasutra: The Courtesan, the Dandy, and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226348308
eISBN:
9780226348582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226348582.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter Four focuses on the origin of theater as theater of love as reflected in the Nāṭyaśāstra—the founding text of theater, music, and dance—in classical India. In contrast to much of the ... More


Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema

Todd Berliner

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190658748
eISBN:
9780190658786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658748.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

Hollywood makes the most widely successful pleasure-giving artworks the world has ever known. The American film industry operates under the assumption that pleasurable aesthetic experiences, among ... More


The Form-Pleasure

Jean-Luc Nancy

in The Pleasure in Drawing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823250936
eISBN:
9780823252671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823250936.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This section discusses pleasure by drawing on Sigmund Freud’s work on the subject of aesthetic form, particularly his notion of sexual pleasure as opposed to aesthetic pleasure. Freud views ... More


Flirtations: Rhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction

Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz, Barbara Natalie Nagel, and Lauren Shizuko Stone (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264896
eISBN:
9780823266869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264896.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is flirtation, and how does it differ from seduction? In historical terms, the particular question of flirtation has tended to be obscured by that of seduction, which has understandably been a ... More


What Painting Does

Catherine M. Soussloff

in Foucault on Painting

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902414
eISBN:
9781452958804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902414.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Where does a new theory of painting belong in the context of Foucault’s larger philosophical project?


Foucault on Painting

Catherine M. Soussloff

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902414
eISBN:
9781452958804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902414.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Catherine M. Soussloff argues that Michel Foucault’s sustained engagement with European art history critically addresses present concerns about the mediated nature of the image in the digital age. ... More


Systems of Art Historical and Philosophical Thought

Catherine M. Soussloff

in Foucault on Painting

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902414
eISBN:
9781452958804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902414.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The historio-critical situation for Foucault’s writings on painting, including a discussion of significant issues of translation and reception that impinge on the specific theoretical matters ... More


The Place of Painting: Velázquez’s Las Meninas

Catherine M. Soussloff

in Foucault on Painting

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902414
eISBN:
9781452958804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902414.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The specific aspects of the painting of 1656 by Diego Velázquez that relate to Foucault’s interpretation of it as knowledge (savoir) itself, a point he subsequently made about painting in general in ... More


The Negativity of Painting: Magritte’s This Is Not a Pipe.

Catherine M. Soussloff

in Foucault on Painting

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902414
eISBN:
9781452958804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902414.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In his writing on the Surrealist Magritte, Foucault explored the impact of avant-garde “word and image paintings” in the history of twentieth century painting. He proposed that the circulating ... More


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